Jun 23 2009
How will the United States of America react to the horrible tragedies playing out on the streets of Iran? How will this great country address the cold blooded killing of beautiful young people like Neda Soltan (see read here and here)?
Her friends say Panahi, Neda and two others were stuck in traffic on Karegar Street, east of Tehran’s Azadi Square, on their way to the demonstration sometime after 6:30 p.m. After stepping out of the car to get some fresh air and crane their necks over the jumble of cars, Panahi heard a crack from the distance. Within a blink of the eye, he realized Neda had collapsed to the ground.
“We were stuck in traffic and we got out and stood to watch, and without her throwing a rock or anything they shot her,” he said. “It was just one bullet.”
Blood poured out of the right side of her chest and began bubbling out of her mouth and nose as her lungs filled up.
“I’m burning, I’m burning!” he recalled her saying, her final words.
What will we do to ensure these brutal deaths are not in vane?
We’ll Â be partying with the damn cold blooded killers on the 4th of July!
he United States said Monday its invitations were still standing for Iranian diplomats to attend July 4 celebrations at US embassies despite the crackdown on opposition supporters.
President Barack Obama’s administration said earlier this month it would invite Iran to US embassy barbecues for the national holiday for the first time since the two nations severed relations following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
“There’s no thought to rescinding the invitations to Iranian diplomats,” State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told reporters.
“We have made a strategic decision to engage on a number of fronts with Iran,” Kelly said. “We tried many years of isolation, and we’re pursuing a different path now.”
What the hell is this? Slaughter a few hundred people and let’s sit back and wine and dine. If this happens, if we invite the modern day version of Hitler and Stalin to celebrate our nation’s birth, I think that will be the last 4th of July I will ever be able to stomach.
All the fallen heroes who rose up against British oppression, who carved out this country from the wilderness, who defended this country for over 200 years must be puking in their graves to see us partying with the likes of the Iranian Regime.
This is a game changer for me with Obama (and Secretary/Senator/First Lady Clinton). I had been giving him mixed results overall because he did not cut and run in Iraq or Afghanistan, has kept up the surgical strikes against al Qaeda in Pakistan, held the NSA-FISA reforms in place. He is trashing the economy and failing miserably there, but I was willing to give him some kudos on national defense and international issues.
Until now. I just cannot fathom the thinking here. Ahmedinejad andÂ Khamenei, not to mentionÂ their thugs, must be ecstatic. They just got the green light from the Obama administration, who basically said “do what you must, see you in a few weeks to party!”.
Iran is trying to negate the martyrdom of Neda. Iran is trying to quell the rising anger of the uprising. And the Obama administration, by making it known the party is still on, just gut punched the protestors. I knew Obama would make mistakes of ignorance andÂ naivetÃ©. But I never thought he would sell our collective soul to the devil himself. Vice President Biden said the man would be tested, and he has not just failed.
This is a near treasonous act, the coddling of these mass murderers of the innocent. This is not America. We have spent ourÂ preciousÂ blood over the centuries to fight this kind of cancer on humanity. Now we are going to sit down and party with them on our nation’s birthday right after they have been out on a killing spree.
I could not be more disgusted. H/T Allah Pundit